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Jerry lee lewis spouse: Profile, age & other facts the late singer’s 7 spouses

Jerry lee lewis spouse: Dorothy Barton, Jane Mitchum, Myra Gale Brown, Jaren Elizabeth Gunn Pate, Shawn Stephens, Kerrie McCarver and Judith Brown.
Jerry lee lewis spouse

Jerry Lee Lewis is a legendary American singer and pianist who is known for his pioneering role in the development of rock and roll music.

He has been married several times, and his most well-known spouse is probably his third wife, Myra Gale Brown.

He married 7 women; Dorothy Barton, Jane Mitchum, Myra Gale Brown, Jaren Elizabeth Gunn Pate, Shawn Stephens, Kerrie McCarver and Judith Brown.

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Dorothy Barton

Dorothy Barton
Dorothy Barton

Jerry married his first wife, Dorothy Barton, in 1952.

At the time, the “Wild One” singer was just 16 years old, and their marriage only lasted until 1953.

Jerry also did not waste anytime moving on from Dorothy, as within days of their divorce being finalized he married his second wife, according to The US Sun.

Jane Mitchum

Jane Mitchum
Jane Mitchum

Jane Mitchum and Jerry married  in 1953, about a year after he married Dorothy.

Although he and Jane only stayed married until 1957, the two welcomed two children together: Ronnie Guy Lewis, 66, and the late Jerry Lee Lewis Jr., who died in 1973 at the age of 19 years old.

Myra Gale Brown

Myra Gale Brown
Myra Gale Brown

Myra Gale Brown was Lewis’ cousin, and the two were married when she was just 13 years old and he was 22.

The marriage caused a scandal at the time, and many people criticized Lewis for marrying his young cousin. Despite the controversy, the couple remained married for over a decade.

Lewis and Brown had two children together, a son named Jerry Lee Lewis Jr. and a daughter named Phoebe Lewis. Their marriage was not without its challenges, however. Lewis was known for his wild and volatile behavior, and he was often unfaithful to Brown.

In addition, his heavy drinking and drug use led to numerous problems in their marriage.

Eventually, Lewis and Brown divorced in 1970.

Despite the end of their marriage, the two remained on good terms and continued to co-parent their children.

In fact, Lewis even wrote a song about Brown called “Me and Bobby McGee,” which became one of his biggest hits.

Jaren Elizabeth Gunn Pate

Jaren Elizabeth Gunn Pate
Jaren Elizabeth Gunn Pate

A year after his divorce from Myra, Jerry had remarried again, this time to Jaren Elizabeth Gunn Pate.

Jerry and Jaren welcomed one daughter together, Lori Lee Lewis, 50.

Eventually, Jaren tried to sue him during their divorce.

Shawn Stephens

Shawn Stephens
Shawn Stephens

In 1983, the rock n’ roll pioneer found himself married for the fifth time to Shawn Stephens.

This marriage was also another short-lived matrimony for Jerry, as Shawn died that same year due to an overdose at home.

In 1984, Rolling Stone released an article questioning her death and called it “strange and mysterious.”

Kerrie McCarver

Kerrie McCarver & Jerry Lee Lewis were married from 1984 to 2005. (Shutterstock)
Kerrie McCarver & Jerry Lee Lewis were married from 1984 to 2005. (Shutterstock)

The marriage between Jerry and Kerrie McCarver lasted 34 years, from 1984 to 2005.

And by the time they called it quits, “The Killer” was 70 years old. Kerrie and Jerry welcomed his final child together, Jerry Lee Lewis III, 35, who was born in 1987.

Judith Brown
Judith Brown

Jerry stayed single for seven years after his sixth marriage, a period probably longer than he’d ever been single.

However, in 2012, he married Judith Brown.

Judith stood by Jerry in his final days at their Nesbit, Mississippi, ranch until his Oct. 28, 2022 death.

Conclusion

Despite his tumultuous personal life, Lewis continued to have a successful career in music.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, and he continued to perform and record music until the end of his life.

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